Closing Date: 02 October 2020
School/College/Nursery/Head Office: Chepstow House School
Salary: In accordance with Alpha Plus Payscale
Contract Type: Full-time
Hours of Work: 37.5
Chepstow House School is looking for an inspirational Sports Teacher to take up an already established post in January 2021.
This is an exciting opportunity for a qualified, passionate sports teacher to join our sports department, which holds great importance in the everyday life of the school. The departmental ethos emphasises both high standard competition as well as ‘sport for all’. The position would involve attending fixtures throughout the year. A specialism in netball or hockey (plus the ability to referee matches) would be advantageous. Confidence in teaching dance and/or gymnastics would also be beneficial. Sports lessons will be taught daily as well as contributing fully to the life of the school, taking extra -curricular activities and being involved in everyday school duties. The post holder could be a qualified teacher or sports coach.
The duties and responsibilities of the Sports Teacher are to plan and teach an appropriately broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated curriculum in order to provide pupils with an opportunity to develop and improve both their physical skills and interpersonal skills, and ultimately achieve their individual potential. They will be involved in the teaching of the whole KS1 and KS2 Physical Education curriculum.
The Sports Teacher is responsible to the Head of Sport, the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) and ultimately the Head.
Chepstow House School is an established 3 form entry, Coed Prep with a nursery attached and outstanding facilities within the Notting Hill Gate area. It is a growing school offering opportunities for staff development and career progression. It is part of the Alpha Plus Group, which is one of the country's leading educational groups.
The aim of the school is to provide a broad and balanced curriculum that enables each child to achieve their full potential in a happy and caring environment. Chepstow House aims to discover the best in every child and challenge them to go beyond their expectations.
Chepstow House School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The successful applicant will need to obtain an enhanced disclosure via the DBS and have DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) clearance.
References will be taken up and will be carefully checked.
The closing date for applications is Friday 2nd October 2020.
Please apply by going to either the school website (www.chepstowhouseschool.co.uk) or the Alpha Plus Group website (www.alphaplusgroup.co.uk) and completing the online application and equal opportunities monitoring form.
Please send the completed documents along with a Curriculum Vitae and covering letter to:
Chepstow House School
108a Lancaster Road
London, W11 1QS
Teaching and Learning
Note: This job description is indicative of the duties and responsibilities of the post but does not form part of any contract of employment. All jobs within the school evolve over time and their features vary from year to year.
PERSON SPECIFICATION: SPORTS TEACHER
This will be assessed through the following channels: application documentation, professional references, during interview.
Teaching qualification together with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)
Other Sports Qualifications
Experience of highly effective teaching of Sports across the primary age range as shown through strong student progress
Experience of working in the Independent sector
Effective use of strategies to motivate and engage students as effective learners and to promote good student relationships
Strong organisational and management skills
An understanding of how assessment for learning can improve student performance
A confident and competent user of ICT
Ability to use student assessment data to raise standards
Able to communicate both orally and in writing to students and their parents
Experience of the PE curriculum and swimming
Subject knowledge sufficient to challenge able students and achieve high outcomes
A good understanding of curriculum developments in relevant subjects, including National Strategies
Knowledge/experience of girls only education
Knowledge of the London Independent day school system
Personal competencies and qualities
The ability to work independently and collaboratively as a member of a team
Creativity in problem solving together with a willingness to take on or try new approaches and ideas
A positive attitude towards professional development and their own learning
Reliability and integrity
Good attendance record
Sense of humour